BETTY JUGGLES WORK AND FAMILY AS SHE TRIES TO IMPRESS HER IDOL,
THE EDITOR RUNNING YETI, ON ABC'S "UGLY BETTY"
Tony-winner Bernadette Peters, Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray") Guest Star;
ELLE Editors Robbie Myers and Joe Zee Appear as Themselves
"Dress for Success" � Betty juggles work and family without much success as she struggles to impress her idol, Jodie Papadakis (guest star Bernadette Peters), the editor running YETI. Things go from bad to worse when she encounters Teri (guest star Nikki Blonsky), an assistant at ELLE magazine, just as the long-running Mode/ELLE rivalry heats up, on ABC's "Ugly Betty," THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ELLE magazine Editor in Chief Robbie Myers and Creative Director Joe Zee appear as themselves.
"Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Judith Light as Claire Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Rebecca Romijn is a recurring guest star as Alexis Meade.
Guest starring are Grant Bowler as Connor Owens, Sarah Lafleur as Molly, Bernadette Peters as Jodie Papadakis, Nikki Blonsky as Teri, Thomas Sadoski as Ryan the caterer and Elaine Kussack as Mrs. Bowen. ELLE magazine Editor in Chief Robbie Myers and Creative Director Joe Zee appear as themselves.
"Dress for Success" was written by Cara DiPaolo and directed by Matt Shakman.
"Ugly Betty" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
This episode of "Ugly Betty" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.